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This topic contains 7 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by nigel wheatley nigel wheatley 3 weeks, 5 days ago.

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  • #12187
    Rod Duggan
    Rod Duggan
    Participant

    Bought last October, and after delivery I couldn’t get it running, so after a couple of weeks started to check things through. The previous owner had bodged things to quite a degree so checking turned into a more serious investigation which has taken me most of the winter when it wasn’t too cold to work.

    It’s a good job I did look into it more, and two areas arose that were stopping it run. First up was the dodgy wiring loom with a rainbow effect of various non-standard colours. The previous owner couldn’t get the Boyer ignition to work, and it was probably all the earths taken to the powder coated frame, or even worse, to a painted panel bolted to a powder coated frame. I made up a new wiring loom (see pic) with the correct colours, and nowhere (apart from the horn switch) does the frame provide continuity for any function. Earthing is all by wired connections. It had already been converted to negative earth, and I have kept this if only to allow for the possibility of led bulbs in  the future.

    The second problem area was the carbs, and I suspect blocked pilot jets. Stripping all the carbs showed filters with holes, worn needle jets and various settings of needle clips, and lots of corrosion. the bike had been standing unused for many years before the previous owner rebuilt it. He can’t have dismantled the carbs though.

    Anyway it starts, runs and charges nicely now, and I’m counting down to when we’re allowed to get out again.

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  • #12191
    Rod Duggan
    Rod Duggan
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    Old bit of skirting board used to lay out the new wiring loom.

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  • #12199
    Richie Davies
    Richie Davies
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    Great story! Hope to see you when we can re-commence normal life.

    Rich

  • #12210

    Les Davies
    Participant

    Glad you sorted it Rod. She looks nice.

  • #12213
    nigel wheatley
    nigel wheatley
    Participant

    thought that registration number looked familiar, my ’69 R3 (not standard) has been given very similar registration RCD 6**G, wonder if DVLA have reserved that sequence for re-registered BSAs or even for R3s?

     

  • #12221
    Rod Duggan
    Rod Duggan
    Participant

    Yes, looking forward to meeting up when safe, and seeing other Rocket 3 models, especially with similar registrations!

    The attraction of this bike was increased due to the registration letters happening to being my initials.

    Update: rear indicators now fitted and working.

  • #12222

    Tim Dando
    Participant

    Interesting re registrations. My R3 re registered Oct 19 also RCD 6**G

    • #12354
      nigel wheatley
      nigel wheatley
      Participant

      we must form a posse!

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